Academische Zitting ter ere van 75 jaar Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging

18 April 2015 13:00 – 18:00
Location: UGent, Universiteitsforum (UFO), Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, Gent, Vlaanderen, België
Category: Central division
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In the year 1939, 16 Flemish chemists decided to establish a Flemish Chemical Society ('Vlaamse Chemische Vereeniging' - VCV). This incentive fitted within the historical evolution of that time, culminating with the Dutchification of Ghent University in 1930 and the language law on primary and secondary education in 1932.

The association celebrates this rhodium jubilee throughout the academic year 2014-2015. Therefore, the KVCV and the chemistry department at Ghent University join forces to organize an academic session at the Ghent University, the Alma Mater of the founding president of the KVCV, honorary rector prof. Jan Gillis.


  • Welcome: 13h
  • Academic Session: 14h-16h30
      • Christophe De Bie, president of KVCV
        Welkomstwoord Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging
      • Luc Moens, professor of analytical chemistry and vice-rector of Ghent University from October 1, 2003 until October 1, 2013
        Welkomstwoord Universiteit Gent
      • Niceas Schamp, honorary-permanent secretary of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, former CEO of KVCV, emeritus professor at Ghent University
        Een tijdreis door de KVCV
      • Roger A. Sheldon, professor of biocatalysis & organic chemistry at the Delft University of Technology, Royal Society of Chemistry Green Chemistry Award 2010
        Green chemistry, sustainability and the bio-based economy
      • Homaging of the honorary members of the KVCV
      • Wouter De Geest, managing director of BASF Antwerp and president of essenscia
        Samenwerking tussen industrie en academische wereld
      • Philippe Muyters, Flemish minister for Employment, Economy, Innovation and Sports
        Wetenschapsbeleid en STEM-actieplan
  • 16h30: Reception

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This Academic Session is made possible thanks to the support of:

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